Space games are a genre of video games that take place in outer space or in a science fiction setting. These games often involve space exploration, interstellar travel, resource management, and combat against aliens or other players.
Space games can range from action-packed, fast-paced shooters to more strategic, simulation-style games that require careful planning and resource management. Players may control a single spacecraft or command a fleet of ships, and often have the ability to upgrade their ships, recruit crew members, and make decisions that impact the outcome of the game. The objective of a space game can vary widely, but often includes goals such as conquering new territories, establishing colonies, or saving the galaxy from a dangerous threat.
The genre has been around since the early days of video gaming and continues to evolve with new technology and innovative gameplay.